Piece of advice to the democrats. They are forgetting that the times are different.
If you watched MSNBC this morning, you wouldn’t have understood that the GOP passed a bill last night that delayed a shutdown for a week and fully funded the military for the rest of the year. You wouldn’t have heard about the reversal in Wisconsin until 9:30 a.m.
If this was 1995 then the general public would have no idea at all…
…but it’s not 1995 There is Fox, there are the blogs, there is facebook, there is twitter and Rush Limbaugh is no longer the only game in town.
Put simply the democrats no matter how much they want to pretend otherwise do not have control of the message and if there is a shutdown are going to lose huge.
The problem is they have no idea what other cards to play. The Morning Joe crowd is speaking to a small audience that is already convinced, additionally they have been wrong about every GOP move since before the last election.
There is a living in dealing with a niche market so the Media will be OK, but democrats don’t need a niche market, they need a majority. As Ed Morrissey puts it:
Really? We’re not going to fund the government because the House refuses to fund Planned Parenthood? That’s a position, all right. Let’s see Democrats run on it.
And Open Secrets provides a list of Planned parenthood contributions. More than a quarter million to dems vs $2k for republicans. That is what this election is all about.
UPDATE: BTW that’s just federal contributions, that doesn’t count the state level democrats.
Update 2: Great minds think alike
Update 3: Stacy and Ann reminds us Abortion is a sacrament to the left.